Bawtry - Viaduct :: Shared Description

Very little on-line information exists for this viaduct. The viaduct is 314 metres long and has 25 spans (this information deduced from an aerial photo). The viaduct carries the east coast main line railway (Kings Cross to Edinburgh). Train speeds are restricted to 115 mph across the viaduct (see LinkExternal link ).
I am unsure as to why this stretch of line is carried on a viaduct rather than an embankment (and whether this was the case when the line was first opened by the Great Northern Railway in 1849 - see LinkExternal link ). In addition, I don't know when and why the viaduct was strengthened (as evidenced by the extra layer of bricks in the arches and the concrete re-inforcement of the abutments). I suspect that the extremely marshy nature of the land to the east of the railway has caused problems ever since the line's construction.
by Dave Bevis

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SK6593 : Bawtry - view under railway viaduct arch by Dave Bevis
SK6592 : Bawtry - railway viaduct (from N) by Dave Bevis
SK6593 : Bawtry - railway viaduct (from NE) by Dave Bevis

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Created: Wed, 29 Oct 2014, Updated: Wed, 29 Oct 2014

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